The Insider: Roy Helu


Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Ten Redskins to receive six-figure compensation bonuses

The money is alloted through an NFL program designed designed to compensate players with lower salaries who played more than their contracts would have suggested.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, contracts, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, Perry Riley, Roy Helu, Tyler Polumbus. Alfred Morris

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014

How the Redskins passing game might look under Jay Gruden

Mark Bullock examines some of the things Jay Gruden did well in the passing game in Cincinnati.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013

What the Helu ?

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Should the Redskins be more like the Chiefs?

The Chiefs are winning with a conservative offense. Is it an approach that could work for Washington?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kansas City Chiefs, Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Week 11

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013

The Redskins used run-heavy looks to keep Chargers off balance

Mark Bullock examines how the Redskins used three tight-end sets to run the ball, then threw the Chargers off by shifting to empty backfield from the same personnel group.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Game Day Q&A: Roy Helu Jr. on his return to action, rugby and dancing

After spending nearly a full season on the injured list, running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to action this season and has carved out a role for himself as the Washington Redskins’ change-of-pace back.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

A case for more Roy Helu Jr.?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Roy Helu Jr., snap counts, Statistical analysis

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fantasy watch: Helu Jr. worth adding

Roy Helu Jr. worth adding to fantasy rosters.

By Gene Wang  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Bears

Mike Jones gives five observations from Sunday’s win, including the impact of Roy Helu Jr.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Keith Burns, observations, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., special teams

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Success on game-winning drive came as no surprise for Redskins

Neither Robert Griffin III, nor the Redskins coaches gave a rousing speech prior to Washington’s first fourth-quarter game-winning drive of the season. There was no panic, jitters or even a special feeling.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Extended drives will lead to more opportunities for Roy Helu Jr.

Kyle Shanahan still regards Alfred Morris as his best option, but wants to find ways to get Roy Helu Jr. more involved in the offense as well.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Roy Helu gives Redskins a boost after Alfred Morris hurt

Backup tailback fills in nicely after Alfred Morris exits with a rib injury.

By Mark Maske  |  10:53 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins injuries: Alfred Morris has bruised ribs

The Redskins starting running back Alfred Morris left the third quarter of Sunday's 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders having suffered what the team described as a rib contusion.

By Mike Jones  |  09:35 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Raiders, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, tight ends

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Helu has secured roster spot behind Morris at tailback

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says other backup running back spots remain up for grabs.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins running backs, Roy Helu

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

(Not-so) bold predictions for Redskins vs. Bills

An amusing clip of the Post Sports Live columnists getting called out for not making bold predictions ... and then one gets bold.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Darryl Tapp, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, preseason, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu Jr., Ryan Kerrigan, video

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan embraces challenge of remaining ahead of defenses

Entering Year 2 of his RGIII-led attack, Kyle Shanahan welcomes the challenge of keeping better-prepared defenses off-balance.

By Mike Jones  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Defensive end depth, Pat White, Roy Helu and more

The Redskins today return to the practice fields for the first time since their preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans. But first, your mailbag questions...

By Mike Jones  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Mailbag, Pat White, preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Training camp

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster impress in first cracks at No. 2 running back spot

Coach Mike Shanahan says he was "impressed" by the third-year running backs during Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Roy Helu Jr. working to control emotions as Thursday's game approaches

While the Redskins' offense took a significant leap forward from sputtering unit to potent attack, Roy Helu Jr. refused to let himself wonder, "what if?"

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Mailbag: Redskins' regular season games, Orakpo's impact, the offense and more

The Redskins enter their final round of offseason practices with this week's mandatory minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, defensive line, Mailbag, Redskins schedule 2013, Roy Helu, zone read

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Roy Helu finally returns to full strength

Nine months after his last football game, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to the field this week, finally healthy enough to compete for a spot in a crowded yet uncertain backfield.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013

How many Redskins belong in the NFC East's best players under 25?

Besides Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, which Redskins under 25 are worth getting excited about? How does Washington's young talent compare with that of its division rivals?

By Keith McMillan  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, RGIII, Rookies, Roy Helu

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Monday mailbag: Rookie standouts, running back challenges and Tanard Jackson

Who stood out at rookie minicamp? Whither Tanard Jackson? Will Roy Helu and Evan Royster be challenged? That and more in this week's mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Monday Mailbag, Rookie minicamp, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Offseason questions: Do the Redskins need help in the backfield?

Alfred Morris established himself as Washington's workhorse back, but there are lingering questions about his backups.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Evan Royster, offseason questions, Redskins, Reserve running backs, Roy Helu, Running backs

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

What has been the biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Evan Royster, Injuries, Offensive line, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

And the NFL’s referees are back!

The NFL's referees are back! Also, a comparison of the Redskins' backfield a year ago and now, and a look at which NFC teams stand in the way of a Redskins playoff appearance.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC worry index, NFL referees, Opening kick, Redskins running backs, Redskins-Buccaneers, Referee lockout, Replacement refs, Roy Helu, Running backs, Ryan Grant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4